Once Upon a Story
December 3, 2012

Hello!  Baby turns 1 tomorrow (which I guess means he’s not really a baby anymore?), and we had family visiting over the weekend.  Which  means lots of reading time for Preschooler, but not with me!  And because I’m now preparing for celebration #2 this coming weekend, this week’s It’s Monday! will be an abbreviated edition.  Here are the titles we’ve been exploring this week. Click on any of the images for more information.

First up, some non-holiday selections:

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

by Laura Numeroff, illustrated by Felicia Bond

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

Do you ever wish you came up with this story idea?  It’s a relatively simple concept, but Numeroff writes this little series so well.  We’ve read and enjoyed them all.

Jamberry

by Bruce Degan

Jamberry

 To be honest, this story doesn’t do much for me, but Preschooler has selected it from the library several times, both in paper and audio version.  To each their own!

Boot & Shoe

by Marla Frazee

Boot and Shoe

This story of two best friends who become separated, and then reunited is cute and quirky.

We also read a few seasonal reads:

Red Sled

by Lita Judge

Red Sled

An almost wordless picture book with a smile-worthy ending.

The Miracle Jar: A Hanukkah Story

by Audrey Penn, illustrated by Lea Lyon

The Miracle Jar: A Hanukkah Story

I’ve read this book several times, and love it not only for its Hanukkah message, but also for its message about the love a mother has for her family.

The Night of Las Posadas

by Tomie dePaola

The Night of Las Posadas

I recently read Tomie dePaola’s newest Christmas book, The Birds of Bethlehem, and was left feeling oddly disappointed.  I think the first dePaola book that for which I’ve not given raving reviews.  Fortunately, there are many other dePaola Christmas stories to choose from, like this one, about a town’s Christmas miracle.


I’ll be doing several holiday book roundups over the next couple weeks, so more on several of these books later.  In the meantime, have a fantastic week!

One Response to “It’s Monday! (December 3rd)”

  1. Love your picks. Mouse Cookie, as we call it, is one of our favorite books!

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